Mitsubishi UK is ready to launch its new Special Vehicles Projects programme that will enhance certain models in its current lineup. First up, the Triton.
The Triton Barbarian SVP is a beast of a bakkie, with a few additions to give it a unique look and appeal. It is a bit strange that it’s a UK special model as bakkies aren’t all that popular as lifestyle vehicles over there. This may give the management at Mitsubishi South Africa an idea to produce something similar over here...
The Triton Barbarian is fitted with 17-inch black alloy wheels and BF-Goodrich all-terrain tyres. The wheelarches have been extended and blackened as have the front and rear bumper. A black finish has also been added to the headlamps, tail lamps and fog lamps.
The hardened exterior look is finished off with a shark-fin-inspired side-step, puddle lamps and an SVP logo on the tailgate.
Inside, the limited-edition model has Barbarian-inspired leather seats with suede-like inserts. Each vehicle’s individual limited edition number and the SVP logo are also stitched into the headrests. Front and rear foot-well mood lighting together with illuminated Barbarian door entry guards add to the feel of the interior.
The engine and gearbox remain the same as the standard version, meaning a 2.4-litre turbodiesel connected to a 6-speed manual or 5-speed auto gearbox.
Buff-looking bakkies are becoming a regular introduction of late with Ford offering an Fx4 factory approved add-on kit to the Ranger. Isuzu has also recently added the X-Rider moniker to its hardworking KB model.
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